By Ross Hu, Staff Writer Why do celebrities have to be so crazy? Followers of Rihanna on Twitter will surely remember a rather, ahem, colorful tweet from the singer aimed at CBS on Tuesday, in which she said, “CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO, […]

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By Ross Hsu, Staff Writer Another day, another surprise album release. On Tuesday, U2 became a member of the growing group of artists who have pulled a Beyoncé, announcing the release of their new album “Songs of Innocence” — wait for it — at the iPhone 6 press conference. Oh, and they gave it away […]

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By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Muse Editor @Kirkpatrick_SJ Orange is the new red when it comes to lipstick these days. People are getting bolder and bolder with lip color — Boston Calling performer Lorde opts for darker-than-dark shades — and it’s a phenomenal way to make a statement. Allure noted in its September issue that orange is […]

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By Sarah Kirkpatrick, MUSE Editor @Kirkpatrick_SJ This weekend’s Boston Calling is bound to be a diverse set of shows, to say the least. From hip-hop superstars to pop-rock queens, and from local up-and-comers to indie rock men of the hour, there’s a little bit of everything for even the most discerning musical palettes. Be sure […]

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By Hannah Landers, Muse [email protected] Sweet summer is almost here, which means it’s almost time for The Muse to take a vacation. But before we grab our flip-flops and short-shorts, we have a few final suggestions to make this summer the most Muse-tastic ever. Below is a list of movies to see, albums to listen to, […]

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By Hannah Landers, Staff [email protected] A famous actor or actress who also performs in a band is hardly a rarity these days. When he’s not saving women from being hit by cars or handing out free boxes of Girl Scout cookies, Ryan Gosling performs in his ghost-centric band, Dead Man’s Bones. And silky-haired Oscar winner Jared […]

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By Olivia Shur and Hannah Landers, Staff [email protected] @hannland Summertime means warm weather, no classes and — most importantly — the best music festivals of the year. Here’s a list of just a few of them, including where, when and, of course, who is going to be there. No matter what genre of music you like […]

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By Brooke Jackson-Glidden, Features Editor @bufoodist Choosing twenty or so “favorite” songs almost feels like unusual punishment. So, instead, I gave myself a new task: Make myself into a playlist. The result is an odd combination of Motown, contemporary indie rock, classic folk and of course, a splash of funk. The songs themselves have little […]

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By Hannah Landers, Muse Editor @hannland I could say that it was hard to narrow my life down to just 20 songs, that I struggled and debated and agonized over every track. But when I really sat down and thought, when I really contemplated which songs have had real impact and given my life real substance, […]

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By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Editor-In-Chief @Kirkpatrick_SJ My entire life has extremely music-rich. There was a constant supply of classic rock playing as my mom drove me around as a child. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, grunge was part of the culture (I still wear flannel and beanies quite frequently, prompting plenty of reactions from my […]

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